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Caledonia has new water supe to begin later this month

Posted 11/6/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The town of Caledonia is getting a new water and sewage department head. Barrett Baggett, chosen to be the department's new superintendent, is slated to begin work on Nov. 18. He will take over for Benny Coleman, who is retiring early next year.

 

Lawrence Transit gets 30-day extension

Posted 11/6/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Thirty days means 30 days. By a 3-2 vote, the Columbus City Council approved a request from Lawrence Transit System for a 30-day extension to begin bus service to the city. The vote came during Tuesday's council meeting. With the vote, the council stipulated that if the buses aren't rolling by Dec. 6, the city's contract with LTS is null and void.

State auditor crunches numbers at Rotary meeting

Posted 11/6/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Stacey Pickering talks in terms of numbers, stats, percentages. Of course, in his role as the state auditor -- essentially he is Mississippi's top accountant -- Pickering's affinity for reducing the world to data is understandable.

Council OKs revised fee-in-lieu with KiOR

Posted 11/6/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two companies providing materials to KiOR's Columbus plant will join the renewable fuel manufacturer in paying a fee in lieu of city ad valorem taxes.

 

Paralyzed deer hunter chooses to end life support

Posted 11/6/2013 in National

 

 

Toronto mayor admits crack use, plans to keep job

Posted 11/6/2013 in National

 

Arrest report: 11-6-13

Posted 11/6/2013 in Area

Brown overwhelmingly re-secures prosecutor's post

Posted 11/6/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Interim Oktibbeha County Prosecutor Haley Brown easily defeated two challengers during a special election Tuesday, securing almost 70 percent of countywide ballots.

Walker's ordinance review committee proposal fails

Posted 11/6/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Despite Ward 4 Alderman Jason Walker's pleas for openness and transparency on an impending sidewalk and ordinance review process, his proposal creating a seven-person review committee and shaping its goals died in a 5-2 vote Tuesday.

 

Parvin trial delayed in Monroe County

Posted 11/6/2013 in Area

 

 

Cops: Woman offered to sell her baby

Posted 11/6/2013 in State

 

 

Mississippi budget writers increase revenue estimates

Posted 11/6/2013 in State

 

 

N.J. mall shooting baffles relatives of gunman

Posted 11/6/2013 in National

 

 

Tweaking Perry, Obama pitches health care in Texas

Posted 11/6/2013 in National

 

 

Test takers rush to complete GED before changes

Posted 11/6/2013 in National

 

 

Rather not invited to join CBS Kennedy coverage

Posted 11/6/2013 in National

 

 

Ill. set to be 15th state to allow gay marriage

Posted 11/6/2013 in National

 

 

Can you crowd fund a manhunt for warlord Joseph Kony?

Posted 11/6/2013 in National

 

 

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